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No longer Western?

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Tsunami smashes Pacific islands, over 100 feared dead

SYDNEY, Sept 30 (Reuters) – A series of tsunamis smashed into the Pacific island nations of American and Western Samoa killing possibly more than 100 people, some washed out to sea, destroying villages and injuring hundreds, officials said on Wednesday.

Several of your articles about the tsunami refer to “Western Samoa.”

This name is no longer in use. The correct name of the nation is simply “Samoa.” Your own FACTBOX page (linked from the main story) even mentions this!

Greg

It seems something of a mystery why our style during this running saga has switched back and forth between Samoa and Western Samoa for stories, photo captions and graphics. The style is under review, and we will settle on one. Watch this space: GBU Editor

Missing from the map…

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Your map does not have the 3 electoral votes for the District of Columbia. Please revise it.

Albert

Several readers noticed this one. We pulled it down and fixed it: GBU Editor

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The wrong place…

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The picture that is paired with the story shows a map of the state of Arkansas and it implies that the shooting incident occured in Conway County, Arkansas. That is wrong. The University of Central Arkansas is located in a town called Conway, Arkansas, but that is located in Faulkner County, Arkansas and not Conway County.

Jaz

Several readers pointed this out to us. We corrected: GBU Editor

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The wrong names…

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I found there are several typos in several bank names illustrated in the chart “Global write-downs and credit losses” on the right column.  Mitsubishu should be Mitsubishi and Sunitomo should be Sumitomo. 

T.C.

We corrected: GBU Editor

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